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    Sale 1974

    Indian & Southeast Asian Art

    21 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 589

    A gilt bronze figure of Manjushri

    NEPAL, 14TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A gilt bronze figure of Manjushri
    Nepal, 14th Century
    Very finely and fluidly cast with the four-armed deity seated on a double-lotus base with beaded rim brandishing his sword, wearing a diaphanous dhoti incised with an intricate floral pattern, adorned with elaborate necklaces and armlets inlaid with hardstones, his face with a benign expression surmounted by a foliate tiara and his hair pulled into a high chignon, a lotus to his left supporting the book of wisdom, the base sealed
    7¼ in. (18.4 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Acquired in the 1980s, London or Asia


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY OF A LADY